ABC recently updated an action alert to help members tell the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council to withdraw a controversial proposed rule opposed by ABC that would require project labor agreements on federal construction contracts of $35 million or more. Government-mandated PLAs are anti-competitive schemes that restrict competition, increase costs, create delays and place nonunion contractors at a significant competitive disadvantage. The proposed rule would exacerbate existing skilled labor shortages and restrict the construction industry’s workforce development initiatives. The FAR Council issued the proposed rule, Federal Acquisition Regulation: Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects , on Aug. 19, which implements President Biden’s Feb. 4 Executive Order 14063 mandating PLAs on federal construction contracts procured by federal agencies. Take action now and submit comments by Oct. 18! For any questions regarding the action alert, please reach out to Michael Altman at firstname.lastname@example.org .